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I love Postcrossing! My best friend and I have been pen pals from two different countries for over 30 years so when I found out about Postcrossing I knew this was for me.
Note: FYI ~ I am sharing information regarding Postcrossing from my own personal experience. I am not paid by Postcrossing to share all this fun below and have not been compensated by Postcrossing.com.
Handwritten mail is becoming a thing of the past with modern day technology but there is something special about receiving a piece of mail that has actually traveled the world especially for you!
This is a great program for crafters, scrapbookers, traveling enthusiast, photographers and anyone loves mail. It really is a friendly hobby.
If you are already familiar with Postcrossing or would like to see the postcards I have received scroll down for a little show and tell.
World Postcard Day ~ October 1st is the perfect day to spread smiles in the form of postcards, and if you need some inspiration, we do have a few tips to help you get ready and enjoy the day.
What is Postcrossing?
The goal of this project is to allow anyone to send and receive postcards from all over the world!
The idea is simple: for each postcard you send, you will receive one back from a random postcrosser from somewhere in the world.
Simply because, like its founder, there are lots of people who like to receive real mail.
Receiving postcards from different places in the world (many of which you probably have never heard of!) can turn your mailbox into a box of surprises — and who wouldn't like that?
How does it work?
1) Write a postcard
The first step is to request to send a postcard — Postcrossing will give you the address of a random member and a Postcard ID (e.g.: LT-12345). Pick a postcard, write a friendly message, along with its Postcard ID and the address given. Don't forget the stamps!
2) Post It
Now all you need to do is mail the postcard in your nearest postbox or post office.
When your postcard arrives, its recipient will register it using its Postcard ID. This will make you eligible to receive a postcard from another member — and where your postcard will come from is a surprise!
3) Hurray! You've got mail!
One day you'll check your mailbox and a postcard from someone far away will be waiting for you!
4) Register the postcard
Now it's your turn to register the postcard using its Postcard ID. That's it!
Oh, and you don't need to wait to send more — you can have several postcards traveling at the same time. The more you send, the more you will receive!
Want to learn more? Check out the F.A.Q.!
Just imagine the beautiful artwork displayed on all the postcards you will send and receive, not to mention, the stamps. What a great way to spread a little kindness in this world.
Sign up today, it's Free to join. You simply have to pay for your postcards, any postcard supplies and stamps (USA and Global). A great way to join in the fun with many other Postcrossers around the world.
Sending postcards has become very popular today and is gaining momentum. Give it a try!
Check out the Postcards I have received so far
I will add each postcard I receive below and share with you these beautiful postcards from around the world. I will also be sharing on my social media pages so make sure you follow along.
Note: I will only be sharing the postcard images and the origin of the postcard. Don't worry, I will not be sharing personal information such as addresses or sender's names.
I can't wait to see what postcards arrive next.
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